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Photo #: 80-G-701869
Battle of Midway, June 1942
Diorama by Norman Bel Geddes, depicting the attack by USS Enterprise (CV-6) and USS Yorktown (CV-5) dive bombers on the Japanese aircraft carriers Akagi, Kaga and Soryu in the morning of 4 June 1942.
The diorama was created during World War II on the basis of information then available. It is therefore somewhat inaccurate in scope and detail.
This angle of view depicts Soryu (attacked by Yorktown aircraft) in the middle distance, with Kaga and Akagi (both attacked by Enterprise aircraft) as the closer two burning ships.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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8 March 1999